LAYTON -- A teenager who fell hiking at Adams Falls east of Layton has died.
The 15-year-old died Sunday morning from his multiple injuries, the most serious being extensive head injuries, said Davis County Undersheriff Brent Peters. The name of the youth was not being released pending permission of the family, he said.
The youth fell about 80 feet around 7:30 p.m. Saturday while hiking with a group of four at the falls in Adams Canyon. A medical helicopter hoisted the teen out of the canyon and took the comatose boy to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Peters said.
Personnel from the Davis County Search and Rescue team and the Layton Fire Department responded on foot.
Numerous hikers were in the area and had located the injured teen. Most had cellphone reception, Peters said, facilitiating a speedy response. He said some administered first aid before medical responders arrived.